8 Best Lose-Your-Gut Smoothies

  • CANTELOUPE KICK

    A great combination of flavors inspired by Mexican cuisine. Just ½ teaspoon of hot pepper can help reduce appetite after a meal, according to a study at Purdue University. And daily consumption of capsaicin, the active ingredient in cayenne, speeds abdominal weight loss, according to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

    1 cup cantaloupe
    ½ cup mango
    1 dash cayenne pepper
    1 cup unsweetened almond milk
    1 tablespoon ground chia seeds
    ⅓ cup chocolate plant-based protein powder
    6 cubes ice
    Water to blend (optional)

    298 calories / 5 g fat / 35 g carbs / 6 g fiber / 23 g sugar / 29 g protein

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  • CHOCOLATE BEAN

    Beans? In a smoothie? Use canned or precooked beans for a thick, earthy protein and fiber punch. One study found that people who ate ¾ cup of beans daily weighed 6.6 pounds less, on average, than those who didn’t, even though the bean eaters took in more calories.

    ½ frozen banana
    ¼ cup black beans
    1 teaspoon nutmeg
    1 cup unsweetened almond milk
    ⅓ cup chocolate plant-based protein powder
    Water to blend (optional)

    280 calories / 3 g fat / 31 g carbs / 7 g fiber / 9 g sugar / 31 g protein

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  • VANILLA CHAI

    Swap this in for your usual A.M. Starbucks order.

    ½ cup chai tea (brewed from a tea bag and chilled)
    ½ frozen banana
    ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1½ teaspoon natural, no-salt-added almond butter
    ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
    ½ scoop vanilla plant-based protein powder
    Water to blend (optional)

    219 calories / 9 g fat / 20 g carbs / 4 g fiber / 16 g sugar / 17 g protein

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  • CHOCOLATE DECADENCE

    Confession: This recipe is adapted from one of my favorites from Zero Belly Cookbook. I loved it so much I had to include it here as well.  For 150-plus recipes that melt belly fat first—featuring foods you love—check out the cookbook today.

    ½ banana
    ¼ ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and quartered
    ¼ cup black beans
    ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
    ¼ cup chocolate plant-based protein powder
    6 ice cubes
    Water to blend (optional)

    300 calories / 9 g fat / 34 g carb / 11 g fiber / 9 g sugar / 25 g protein

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  • BACK IN BLACK

    Some of my favorite restaurants offer a blackberry-and-spinach salad, so I was inspired to blend them up along with a squeeze of lemon. Glad I did.

    ½ cup frozen blackberries
    ½ lemon
    1 cup spinach
    1 cup unsweetened almond milk
    1 scoop plain or flavored plant-based protein powder

    219 calories / 4.7 g fat / 18.5 g carbs / 8 g fiber / 7 g sugar / 28 g protein

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  • KALE 'N' HEARTY

    Want to keep your belly biome happy? To make sure your gut is in good shape, you need to feed your abdominal allies something called fructooligosaccharides, or FOS, a type of fiber found in fruits and leafy greens. This drink will get the party started and help heal your gut while enticing your taste buds.

    1 cup kale
    ½ cup chopped cucumber, peeled and seeded
    ½ pear, seeded and quartered
    Squeeze of fresh lime juice
    1 scoop plain or vanilla plant-based protein powder
    ½ cup water
    2 ice cubes

    217 calories / 1 g fat / 26 g carbs / 5 g fiber / 11 g sugar / 28 g protein

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  • CHICORY ROOT BEER

    Add chicory to the list of overlooked fat-fighters. More nutritious than lettuce or even kale, chicory is the primary source of inulin, the soluble fiber that’s added to products like Activia to promote a healthy belly biome.

    ½ cup chicory
    ½ cup spinach
    ¼ apple with peel, seeded and quartered
    ½ frozen banana
    1 teaspoon chia seeds
    1 cup water
    1 scoop plain plant-based protein powder
    Touch of honey
    Water to blend (optional)

     

    After blending, add a splash of soda water for fizz.

    231 calories / 2 g fat / 27 g carbs / 5.5 g fiber / 14 g sugar / 28 g protein

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  • THE STRAWVOCADO

    It may not look, act or taste like it, but the avocado is a fruit (so are olives). When you add avocado to a smoothie you give it a big boost of belly-satisfying monounsaturated fats. Note: Avocado will dramatically reduce your appetite for up to four hours. Deploy accordingly.

    ¼ avocado, peeled, pitted, and quartered
    ½ cup frozen strawberries
    ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
    1 scoop plain or vanilla plant-based protein powder
    Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
    2 ice cubes
    Water to blend (optional)

    289 calories / 12 g fat / 18 g carbs / 7 g fiber / 8 g sugar / 28 g protein

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